Levi's RED just debuted its latest collection since 2007, at its very own pop-up shop in the Meatpacking. The Lined RED collection focuses on the history of denim when it was backed with blanket fabrics and sheep's wool. This time around, the linings have been updated to include fine silks and super light flannel wadding. Styles are based on garments from the Levi's archives, but have been redesigned with a supreme attention to detail.
The washes are all a natural, mid-indigo shade, but all of the denim panels were pre-washed separately so that each pair is unique in its coloring, with loose fits based on patterns from the 1870s and 1880s. The line—which doesn't run cheap—was awarded the 2014 Wallpaper* Design Award for Best Denim, and includes a loose fitting tee ($180), shoes ($240), a pullover shirt ($360), a shirt coat ($540), fours styles of jeans ($780) and a reversible denim/silk quilt/kimono ($900).
The pop-up is housed in a white, open space with tree trunks anchoring long curved copper tubing that showcases each piece of the collection. There are large framed photographs throughout, but the images are distorted (each wall—and photo—is covered over in bubble wrap).
Make your way to the back to find the beautiful wooden cash wrap area and free-to-use pool table. There are fitting rooms, and plenty of stock on hand for all sizes. The shop will remain open until the end of February, 11am to 7pm daily.
· Levi's RED [Official Site]
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